The Black shield wasp (Vespa bicolor) is a species of hornet which has been found to be the pollinator of an orchid, Dendrobium sinense, found only on the Chinese island of Hainan. Vespa bicolor preys on honeybees which it feeds to its larvae.
Vespa bicolor is the most common species of wasps in Hong Kong, and is one of the most common of its species, along with the species Parapolybia. It is found in a wide range of environments and can be found near human dwellings.
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